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Nuclear Arms Race Key Words

Technical details
Effects of explosion
Methods of delivering
Disarmament process
Related ideas/concepts

A-bomb Bomb made by splitting the atoms of some very heavy elements (plutonium and
uranium)
H-bomb Bomb made by joining together very light elements (such as hydrogen or
lithium)
Proliferation The increase in…

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Multilateral Two sides reducing their number of weapons
disarmament
Thermo-nuclear The bomb produced by nuclear fusion
bomb
Cruise missile A missile which can be piloted from a distance as if it was an aeroplane
Nuclear winter The change in environmental conditions caused by dust caused by a nuclear
explosion blocking…

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